Document Type



Library and Information Science


In this case study, the authors describe the library’s physical and programmatic designs, focusing in particular on the Knowledge Market as the heart of studentcentered learning in this new environment. They tie the library’s design and Knowledge Market programming to the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Goals, which form the basis of Grand Valley State University’s general education program. By describing the Knowledge Market’s space and the collaborative programming offered within it by the University Libraries, Writing Center, Speech Communication Center, and other student support services, they will show how the Knowledge Market disrupts the traditional notion of the library and traditional methods of learning.


This chapter was originally published in R. G. Carpenter (Ed.) Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. (pp. 290-312). Hershey: IGI Global.